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2015 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

January 24, 2015 - Nationwide Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association will celebrate Ohio’s cattlemen, hear from industry leaders and set new policy for 2015 at the OCA Annual Meeting and Banquet on Jan. 24, 2015, at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. OCA leadership is excited to announce a new location and expanded educational opportunities for members.

A county leader session will take place in the morning, followed by a session led by NCBA's Michele Murray, focusing on public relations and marketing. After lunch, Certified Angus Beef's David O'Diam will discuss consumer's expectations of beef. During the OCA Annual Meeting, attendees will hear from NCBA's Colin Woodall, as well as sit in on a panel discussing Ohio's water quality challenges. The sessions will finish up with Michele Murray digging deeper into how to market to millennials. 

The banquet highlights county affiliate activities, five industry leaders and families, scholarship recipients and naming the 2015 Ohio Beef Ambassadors. The event concludes with the Cattlemen's Social following the banquet.

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Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035
(North of Columbus off of US Route 23)
Hotel rooms are available at a special rate of $122, which includes breakfast for 2 people per room. Call 614-880-4300. Hotel reservation deadline is Jan. 2

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. Ohio CattleWomen’s registration desk opens

8:00 a.m. OCA registration desk opens
OCA PAC silent auction opens

8:00 a.m. Ohio Beef Ambassador contest begins

9:30 a.m. OCA county affiliate leader meeting

11:30 a.m. OCA luncheon, Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Annual Meeting & “Around the Water Tank” Session 1 - NCBA’s Michele Murray will discuss checkoff funded advertising, online/social media outreach and public relations efforts, as well as marketing to millennials.

1:00 p.m. Around the Water Tank” Session 2 - Carcass Exploration to Meet Consumer Expectations for Beef by CAB’s David O’Diam.

2:30 p.m. OCA Annual Meeting & Water Quality Panel - Take an active role in your organization by attending the Annual Meeting. Members will set policy for 2015 and receive program updates. Hear from featured speaker, Colin Woodall.

2:30 p.m. Ohio CattleWomen’s Annual Meeting

3:00 p.m. “Around the Water Tank” Session 3 - Millennials: Are they that different from other generations? What prompts them to choose beef and what can we do to meet their needs? Find out this and more from NCBA’s Michele Murray.

5:00 p.m. Hospitality Hour

6:00 p.m. OCA Awards Banquet - Banquet highlights: County Affiliate Recognition, Young Cattleman of the Year, Industry Service Award, Industry Excellence Award, Seedstock Producer of the Year, Commercial Producer of the Year, Environmental Stewardship Award, Scholarship Presentations and Presentation of the 2015 Ohio Beef Ambassador Team.

9:00 p.m. Cattlemen’s Social - Stick around following the banquet to enjoy music, refreshments and an evening with fellow cattlemen.